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Monday, February 27, 2012

Elegant Negative Cuts??

I cut some large silhouette cuts from the Damask Decor cartridge a few months ago and the negative cuts that were left over were very pretty and I couldn't throw them out.   So, I started making some cards with them. 
This one is the negative cut from Damask Silhouette 36.  This is a business size card.   The mat paper is from Colorbok and has a light swiss dot pattern so, I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to emboss the black strip of paper down the center.  I added some sheer gray ribbon from Michael's and then a mounted Scrappy Cat sentiment.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Slimey Little Valentine Alien

Happy post Valentine's Day!!!   This is my son's valentine.   I made it after a challenge from Miss Erin at DCWVdiary and you can see it featured on her blog right HERE.   You can also find this one pinned by her on her Pinterest site, which I was excited about!  I just love her and her blog.

I was inspired by the mat paper that was from the DCWV Truly in Love stack.   And then I decided on the alien from B is for Boy, at 4 1/4".  The papers for the alien were also from the stack and I added the green google eyes.

The sentiments are from Studio G and the front sentiment was attached with a heart brad.  The drippy border is a Martha Stewart border punch with a strip of black ribbon above.

And, on the inside, I used a heart punch to cut out the little piece of black glittered poka dot paper, cut out from the stomach of the alien, 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Love Bug

A little Valentine's card today for my daughter this year.  The ladybug is from Create A Critter, cut at 4".  The phrase was cut as well, at 2 3/4" and using the red glittered paper for the word love.   I used red glitter paper to cut the wings and then glued the dots from her wings onto the antena's. 

The mat paper is from Martha Stewart's 2011 Valentine's Day stack.   The die cut hearts are from the K&Co. Smooch line and the border is from the Target dollar bin.   On the inside, I added a strip of paper and a TPC sentiment.  Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Under the Weather?

I've been trying to do a couple variations of cards so that I would have some is one of those days.   I made this 'Get Well' card using the umbrella icon from A Child's Year.  On the above picture, I just used a white gel pen to add some detail to the umbrella and then a black marker to color the handle (since there aren't layers on A Child's Year).  Background paper is from K&Co. Daydreams stack and I printed the sentiment. 
The only difference in this card is that I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the sides and added some green ribbon.   The inside of this cart is below.

So, the next variation used the same paper and same Cricut cut.   I also added the same sentiment and gel pen details BUT, I added this blue trim ribbon that has little white balls at the end, to the bottom of the umbrella.  The ribbon is from Joann's dollar bin.   I also cut different colors of paper in the same size rectangle shape to make a cascading rainbow sentiment mount. 

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Scrappy Mom's, 'hanging' from an American Crafts piece of ribbon. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

DoodleBug Designs New Releases!!!

Check out the FANTASTIC new releases at Doodlebug Designs HERE.   Make sure you scroll down to see all of them:  HELLO SPRING, SNIPS AND SNAILS, SUGAR AND SPICE, and BOYS ONLY!  They have a giveaway as well!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Congrats Megan!

Congrats to our new hire, Megan.   She is super sweet and very bubbly, which is great because I am honestly not a smiley bubbly person.   I am happy but, not bubbly so I really enjoy people who honestly my BFF, Melissa.  For the card, I cut the Congrats cut from Paper Lace at 4", in pink.   The background paper is from the DCWV Street Lace stack.  I also added some hard to see little pearls.  The front of the card is shorter than the inside of the card so, I added a purple mat inside with a pink stripe so that you can see it when the card is closed.